IPOPHL Launches New Mobile App

22 October 2020

IPOPHL Launches New Mobile App

Aiming to reach out to more creators and innovators and provide them an easier way to secure their intellectual property (IP) assets, the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) launched its very own mobile application inamed “IPOPHL Mobiliz.”

“Given that many of us spend most of our time on mobile, this development will help IPOPHL reach out to a wider audience and provide a convenient and faster way for securing intellectual property assets and further integrate IP in innovative, creative and entrepreneurial processes” IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba said.

Available on Google Play and the App Store, IPOPHL Mobiliz facilitates all IPOPHL services, from filing to registration and raising reports or complaints against infringers. Users can also get updates on the status of their application and disputes and view schedules on IP learning courses.

The launch of the app, according to Barba, is also “very timely” amid the recent IPOPHL policy that pushes IP applications to be strictly made online, ensuring the safety of stakeholders and its employees.

The IPOPHL Mobiliz is also seen to unload half of the daily calls the Office receives with regard to basic concerns and questions as the app provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide for users to enjoy IPOPHL’s services.

This is IPOPHL’s latest digital upgrade in a series of efforts in past months to provide a contactless and user-friendly experience to stakeholders amid the pandemic. IPOPHL Mobiliz is part of the Office’s new and broader agenda which will be implemented during Barba’s term.

Anti-Red Tape Authority Director General Jeremiah B. Belgica lauded IPOPHL’s mobile app and how it can spur innovation and creativity amid the pandemic.

“IPOPHL is not only protecting the dreamers, it is making it more accessible to them and telling them that challenging times like this, it is not only sufficient to survive but also to thrive. My sincerest hope is that with this mobile application, it will open the floodgates of Filipino creativity and the creative mindset...to challenge the pandemic and the many other challenges to come as well as to continue toward digital economy,” the ARTA chief added.

He also encouraged others to follow in IPOPHL’s success in streamlining services for a smoother transition to automation.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, meanwhile, welcomed IPOPHL’s digitalization agenda, noting this will enable greater awareness and inclusive participation towards innovation goals.

“It is important that we are really embarking on this initiative. This can, in the long-term, address the need to create more IP awareness on innovation. I’m sure, with this digitalized facilitation of services, IPOPHL can gain awareness on IP among MSMEs,” Lopez said. “IP as an important part of the innovation discipline must really be emphasized. Innovation is the core of entrepreneurship. Nothing will survive and sustain without innovation and IP registration."


Excel V. Dyquiangco

Law firms

Please wait while the page is loading...